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Plan your visit

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is a world of colour, creativity and fun for children aged 3-10. We offer a wealth of attractions, two rides, 4D cinema and more. A typical visit takes 2-3 hours, but you are welcome to stay as long as you like.

The basics

Ticket prices

See our full ticket prices page for more detailed information including details of our Combi Ticket with SEA LIFE Manchester, where tickets are available online from just £17.50* per person.

*£17.50 only applies to after 3.30pm on off peak days. Pricing subject to change. 

Open 10am - 6.30pm, daily

Please allow at least 2 - 3 hours for your visit, although you are welcome to stay as long as you like. Last admission is at 5pm.the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Shop is open until 7pm. Last entry at 5pm.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Shop

The LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Shop is open until 7pm.

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Getting here

We are located within The Trafford Centre, which offers lots of free parking, great transport links, and a useful public transport journey planner. The closest car park to the attraction is at Barton Square.

Our full address is:

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester
Barton Square,
The Trafford Centre,
Manchester,
M17 8AS

Food and drink

We also have a cafe where you can buy food and drink.

Download the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester leaflet (pdf).

Our facilities

For families

At the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Manchester, you'll find a

  • family restroom
  • full baby changing facilities
  • push chair park
  • lift access to 1st floor (wheelchairs and pushchairs)
  • cafe - selling drinks and snacks

For guests with disabilities

We have full access for disabled visitors, including lift access to our upper floor.

The centre has been designed with your needs in mind. We review our risk assessments and policies annually to ensure we remain as accessible as possible to all guests, including wheelchair users.

If you have any questions about your visit, or feedback about our disabled facilities, we would love to hear from you.

Free Carer Tickets

Disabled guests are entitled to bring a carer free of charge to the Centre. Proof of disability will need to be shown at the Centre.

Common questions

Why do I need to purchase my tickets in advance?

To ensure our guests have the best experience possible, we limit the number of visitors that can be in the Centre at one time. All guests buying tickets online or at the door are required to make a reservation for a time slot. By making a reservation, we are giving you the flexibility to plan your day.

Merlin Annual Pass Holders, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Annual Pass holders and LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre and SEA LIFE Manchester Annual Pass holders will not need to book in advance.

Where do we enter upon arrival?

Upon your arrival to the Centre, you will enter the "I Have Tickets" line at the start of your reservation. During peak times, there will be a team member present to assist you. Please have your confirmation available and the team member will direct you into the attraction to start your day!

If you have not reserved a ticket online, you will be required to reserve the next available time slot. Please enter the "I Need Tickets" line upon your arrival. You will enter the "I Have Tickets" line at the start of your reserved entry time.

The only way to guarantee your entry is to purchase your tickets in advance online.

Merlin Annual Pass Holders, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Annual Pass holders and LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre and SEA LIFE Manchester Annual Pass holders will enter the “I Have Tickets” line and will go in the next available time slot.

What is the difference between reserved tickets and unreserved tickets?

Reserved tickets are any tickets purchased on our website or at the Centre. Unreserved tickets are tickets purchased or received from our third party partners or if you are using vouchers. Unreserved tickets enter the Centre as soon as possible when there are open reservations.

My time is in 7 minutes, and there is a small (or no) line, why can't we enter yet?

To ensure our guests have the best experience possible, we limit the number of visitors that can be in the Centre at one time. There are 15 minute windows between reservation times to control capacity in the attraction. This creates a better experience for all our guests.

Why are we reserving a time if there is still a line to get in?

During peak times, you may experience a short wait in the "I Have Tickets" line as guests enter the Centre. The first experience in the Centre is a live show that takes approximately 5 minutes. Guests may need to wait in line until the next show begins during their reservation time.

What if we are late for our reserved time?

Guests that are a half hour late or more for their reservation can enter the Centre as soon as there are open reservations.

What is the best time to visit?

Like any popular attraction we have to limit the number of guests at any one time. The best way of ensuring your child’s place is by booking your tickets in advance. 

During peak times, we do tend to see a high visitor volume throughout the entire day. For non-peak times, the Attraction generally becomes quieter after 3:00pm. 

Can adults visit LEGOLAND Discovery Centre without any children?

Sorry, no. Adults must be accompanied by children to enter LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre. We will host adult nights for our Adult Fans of LEGO® Evenings without children. Find out more here

Can children visit the Centre without an adult?

No, all children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times.

Are visits guided?

No. The centre is designed for guests to explore and enjoy on their own. The typical visit takes 2-3 hours, but you are welcome to stay for as long as you wish.

Is there anything we should know about the rides and play areas?

Yes. For the health and safety of our guests, our rides and play areas have the following requirements:

  • LEGO City Play Zone:
    • Children must be above 40" and under 57" to play on the soft play area
    • Children must wear socks
  • Kingdom Quest:
    • Children under 51" must be accompanied by an adult
  • Merlin's Apprentice:
    • Children must be taller than 36"
    • Children under 48" must be accompanied by an adult

Can I bring my own food and drink?

We don't encourage outside food into the centre. The only exceptions are baby food.

We have a great café in the centre with a variety of food and snacks to choose from. We do allow guests to leave the centre and come back in if you wish to get food from the surrounding restaurants and cafes.

Is the Centre suitable for disabled visitors / wheelchair users?

Yes, we are fully accessible for disabled visitors and wheelchair users.

Are your staff first aid trained?

Yes. We ensure that there are always staff members at the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre who are trained in first aid.

What about children younger than three?

Children under three are more than welcome to visit us and admission is complimentary for them. We are stroller friendly, with family bathrooms and diaper changing facilities available.

Can I leave the attraction and re-enter?

Once you enter the attraction, you leave and re-enter as many times as you would like to visit the Trafford Centre or to grab some lunch!

Tickets for Carers

There is no disabled rate but if a member of your class is registered disabled you will be entitled to admit one free carer with them. Please ensure that you bring documentation with you on the day such as your blue badge, DLA Letter or note from a doctor or specialist. If you are booking in advance, you do not need to book a ticket for your carer.

 

If you have any questions please contact us.

Save even more when you get a combi ticket from only £17.50!

Children under the age of 3 visit for FREE!

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10am - 6.30pm.

Great day out for four young children and two adults. Loved the shoot 'em up ride. Whole day was set up marvellousy by Professor Brick - Eddie is an absolute star!!

Matt,


Barton Square The Trafford Centre Manchester M17 8AS United Kingdom Phone: 0844 844 8181